Monthly Evening Meditation
First Thursday of every month
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An evening of nature-based mindfulness and meditation on the first Thursday of every month. Classes will be held in the beautiful rooms of the Preserve’s mansions, or in the Hempstead House Garden when weather permits.
Wilderness Survival Series
Select Saturdays in 2024
10am - 12pm
Join us for the Saturday Wilderness Survival Skills, a new program for 2024! This series of mini workshops, led by survival enthusiasts Eric Powers and Mike Evans, is ideal for beginners and seasoned outdoor aficionados alike
Select Saturdays in 2024
Adults: 11:30am-12:30pm
Families: 12:30pm-1:15pm
Qigong is considered one of the five branches of Asian Medicine and a foundation for martial arts. Join instructor Adina Dabija for a five-session course in the castle rooms or on the beautiful grounds of the Preserve.
Sands Point Preserve Express
Saturdays and Sundays - Weather Permitting
12pm - 4pm
Rides start at the train station beneath Castle Gould’s clock tower. Our 3-car Express will strap kids (and adults!) in for a 10-minute ride around our beautiful grounds. No reservation necessary.
Four Seasons in Music Concert
"a tour de France"
Sunday, May 19
Come feast your ears at this chamber music concert with French composers, old and new, when duoJalal is joined by violinists Deborah Buck and Min-Young Kim, cellist Caroline Stinson, and soprano Abigail Brodnick.
Creatures of the Night
Evening Bat & Wildlife Walk
May 31st
Join Ranger Eric Powers for a presentation and nighttime walk through the Preserve in search of Long Island’s only flying mammal: the bat. This walk is for adults and teenagers 13+.
Guided Nature Walk
Saturday, June 1
10 -11:30am
Join us for this series of all-ages walks as we explore different aspects of the preserve’s environment, encompassing its unique physical features and wildlife, as well as critical conservation issues.
Nature Walk
Northwinds Symphonic Band
Sunday, June 9th
This indoor concert themed “Broadway, Movies, and Light Classics” will feature a host of treasured music from the big screen to the Broadway stage.
Visitor Hours
through May 27, 2024
9am to 6pm


Please note: last entry is 30 minutes prior to closing